If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.
EMILE ZOLA

Ten years too late, it’s good riddance to wind farms – one of the most dangerous delusions of our age

Christopher Booker UK

"I have been following this (wind turbine) extraordinary story for ten years ever since, in 2002, I first began looking carefully at what really lay behind this deceptive obsession with the charms of wind power. It didn’t take me long, talking to experts and reading up on the technical facts, to see that the fashionable enthusiasm for wind energy was based on a colossal illusion. I first warned about what I called ‘the greatest mistake in our history’ in an article in the Mail almost ten years ago.
I described the claim that it would be the answer to all our future energy problems as a catastrophic failure of judgment. I feared that windpower was stupendously inefficient and ludicrously expensive and that by falling for the greatest energy hoax of our time, the Labour government could be consigning Britain to a very dark future. So unreliable are wind turbines — thanks to the wind’s constant vagaries — that they are one of the most inefficient means of producing electricity ever devised."


"The erection of a wind turbine creates apprehension in the general public, which makes the property less desirable and thus diminishes the prices of neighbouring property...” “Continuing scientific uncertainty over the adverse health consequences of wind turbines only serves to perpetuate the debilitating effect of wind turbines on property prices.”
Ben Lansink, Appraiser

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Resources

The Wind Victims Ontario website has been created with hopes of assisting those who may be suffering from the effects of industrial wind turbines that were built and operating too close to their homes and families. You are not alone.

We also want to assist in educating the general public and authorities. And bring clarity to the situation regarding adverse health effects being experienced by families in industrial wind energy projects in this province.

Ongoing government denial and repeated public… Continue reading

January  1, 2009 http://www.windaction.org Denmark adopted this policy in 2008-2009 which requires developers to pay compensation for loss of value of real property following the erection of the wind turbine. A summary of the policy is cited below. The policy document detailing the process of determining loss and compensation can be accessed by downloading the file linked to this page. This information was obtained from the Danish Energy Agency website. Read more…

1 November 2012

By CHRISTOPHER BOOKER

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

The significance of yesterday’s shock announce-ment by our Energy Minister John Hayes that the Government plans to put a firm limit on the building of any more onshore windfarms is hard to exaggerate.

On the face of it, this promises to be the beginning of an end to one of the greatest and most dangerous political delusions of our time.

For years now, the plan to cover hundreds of square miles of… Continue reading

Falmouth, Massachusetts, has become Ground Zero for the global fight over stupidly placed industrial wind turbines. Many people in Falmouth are reporting classic WTS symptoms; our website is loaded with their stories and their pleas to “turn off the damn turbines”! In September 2011, Dr. Pierpont went to Falmouth and spent days interviewing victims. The interviews are riveting. If you read or listen to nothing else on this website, be sure you watch these. Read more…

November 29, 2012

by Rick Stow

http://www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca

 

Property Appraisals expert says turbines, transmission lines decrease land value.

(Huron East) – Appraisals expert Ben Lansink of London has told the Huron East Administrative Committee that rural residential property values fall when either turbines are erected, or transmission lines are cut through the landscape. He was addressing the committee, which determines the agendas for regular meetings of Huron East Council on Tuesday. Read more…

March 24, 2009

Author:  European Platform Against Windfarms

Information provided by EPAW members and summarized by Mark Duchamp

Note from the NWW editor:  These are not necessarily good examples. For information about noise and health impacts that require a setback from homes of at least 2 kilometers (1-1/4 mile), see the NWW Noise & Health page.

BELGIUM 350 metres (1,148 feet) in theory (stated in draft legislation, but never voted). In practice… Continue reading

March 1, 2005

Nina Pierpont, MD, PhD

http://www.aandc.org/research/wind_noise_pierpoint.html

A nacelle (generator and gearbox) weighing up to 60 tons atop a 265 ft. metal tower, equipped with 135 ft. blades, is a significant hazard to people, livestock, buildings, and traffic within a radius equal to the height of the structure (400 ft) and beyond. In Germany in 2003, in high storm winds, the brakes on a wind turbine failed and the blades spun out of control. A blade struck the tower… Continue reading

http://www.forensic-appraisal.com/wind-turbines

 

“Do wind turbines affect property values?”

With more wind turbines and wind farms being placed on or near personal property, it’s an important question being asked by property owners, town officials and siting committees.

Now, we’re not talking about small windmills or DIY windmills.  We’re talking about industrial wind turbines (as seen on right).  The turbines found in wind farms are typically 400 feet tall from base… Continue reading